COVID-19: Kenya records 271 new cases, 4 deaths, 609 recoveries


COVID-19: Kenya records 271 new cases, 4 deaths, 609 recoveries
Health CS Mutahi addressing the media on the COVID-19 situation in the country on June 7, 2020. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

Kenya has confirmed 271 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 5,830 tested in the last 24 hours, bringing to 97,398 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country.

The Ministry of Health, in a statement issued on Wednesday, said from the 271 cases, 261 are Kenyans while 10 are foreigners.

“143 are males and 128 are females. The youngest is a one-year-old infant while the oldest is 68,” said the Ministry.

Four more patients have also succumbed to the virus pushing the cumulative fatalities to 1,694.

At the same time, 609 patients have recovered from the disease, 502 being from the Home-Based Care Program, while 107 have been discharged from various hospitals. The total recoveries now stand at 79,966.

The 271 cases are distributed across the country as follows: Nairobi 117, Meru 44, Bungoma 21, Machakos 15, Kilifi 12, Busia 11, Nakuru 10, Mombasa 9, Kisumu 8, Homabay 5, Kiambu 5, Embu 4, Kajiado and Kisii 3 cases each, Kwale, Lamu, Migori, and Siaya 1 case each.

Currently, there are 588 patients admitted in various health facilities countrywide and 2,708 on Home Based Isolation and Care.

According to the Ministry, 27 patients are in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 16 of whom are on ventilatory support and 9 on supplemental oxygen. 2 are on observation.

Another 16 patients are separately on supplementary oxygen, 15 of whom are in the general wards and 1 in High Dependency Unit.

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